Legendary singer-songwriter Dana Gillespie, announces the release of Spent The Day In Bed on 19th April 2024, the lead single from her stunning new album First Love, released on 31st May 2024 through Fretsore Records.

Spent The Day In Bed is written by Morrissey, who is full of praise for Dana’s recording:

“It’s incredible, where do I start?” he says. “Dana’s ‘Spent’ is very special, and I don’t say that ‘just because…’ it’s so well done and very well structured musically and that guitar solo is magnificent. Every vocal nuance is full of mischief and maverick free spirit … which, really, is typical Dana.  It’s an inspiring version for me, and really so much better than the original. It’s a triumph”.

Morrissey has designed the artwork for Dana’s limited edition Spent The Day In Bed 7” single which will be released on the 10th May. For the cover Morrissey chose an iconic Terry O’Neill photograph of Dana, taken in 1973.

Spent The Day In Bed is one of eleven songs reimagined by Dana on her new album First Love, including the self-penned title track. Every recording on the album has a personal resonance for Dana which features material written by Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, Leonard Cohen and David Bowie (who was such an integral part of Dana’s early career). First Love has been produced by Marc Almond and Tris Penna.

“Tris felt, and I agree with him,” said Dana, “that Spent The Day In Bed should be the single. It’s absolutely relevant as I do think people should stop watching the news because it’s depressing and so debilitating!”

That guitar solo is performed by Dom Stockbridge, a member of Dana’s regular touring band along with Harry Whitty (bass guitar), Evan Jenkins (drums) and musical director Matt Gest (keyboards) who support Dana throughout the album.

Spent The Day In Bed by Dana Gillespie is out on 19th April 2024 through Fretsore Records

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